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ROCKWELL'S CHATHAM SUSPENSIONS PLANT RECEIVES HONDA DELIVERY AWARD FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR

 CHATHAM, Ontario, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, Rockwell International Corporation's (NYSE: ROK) automotive suspension systems plant in Chatham, has received a major award from Honda of America Manufacturing based on its outstanding delivery performance.
 The Chatham plant, which is part of Rockwell International Suspension Systems Company (RISSC), was given the Honda Delivery Award based on the criteria of 100-percent on-time delivery of all parts and meeting the quality average. Chatham supplies Honda with rear stabilizer bars for the Honda Accord -- which is manufactured in Marysville and East Liberty, Ohio -- and front stabilizer bars for the Honda Civic, which is produced in East Liberty and Alliston, Ontario. RISSC is a leading North American supplier of automotive suspension coil springs, stabilizer bars and torsion bars.
 During the 12-month evaluation period for the Honda award, the plant achieved a record of zero parts per million problems in such areas as proper quantity and labeling of parts, packaging and delivery deadlines.
 "This award is the result of the pride all the people in our Chatham operation have in taking care of our customers," said Leo Parent, Chatham plant manager.
 "Customer focus is definitely evident throughout our plant because it is our primary objective," Parent said. "This award happened because of total employee involvement, commitment and effort."
 RISSC, a part of Rockwell's automotive business, is a joint venture of Rockwell International Corporation and Mitsubishi Steel Manufacturing Company of Japan, and supplies its suspension products to virtually every automaker in North America.
 Rockwell International Corporation, headquartered in Seal Beach, Calif., is a multi-industry company applying advanced technology to a wide range of products in its electronics, aerospace, automotive and graphics businesses.
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 /CONTACT: Richard H. Pacini of Rockwell International Corporation, 313-435-1752/
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